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The 8th Wonder Of The World

May 11, 2012 | Music

Out now from the Venus label is the 3-3-1974 Houston show taken from a first generation source. Unlike other labels, who pretend to have found new sources, Venus always lived up to their promises and released top notch quality. This time Venus promises you again a fast improvement in sound and you will again be very happy with it. Prepare yourself for a very special, great sounding show and get ready for: The 8th Wonder Of The World.


1 C.C. Rider
2 I Got A Woman / Amen
3 Love Me
4 Trying To Get To You
5 All Shook Up
6 Love Me Tender
7 Johnny B. Goode
8 Hound Dog
9 Fever
10 Polk Salad Annie
11 Why Me Lord ?
12 Suspicious Minds
13 Introduction Of The Band
14 I Can't Stop Loving You
15 Help Me
16 How Great Thou Art ( with reprise )
17 Let Me Be There ( with reprise )
18 Funny How Time Slips Away
19 Elvis talks
20 Can't Help Falling In Love
21 Closing vamp  

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Ronaldv wrote on May 11, 2012
Very hard to beat the Madison days, Event number 8 was and still is a real masterpiece and i'm intend to keep it.
Lefty wrote on May 11, 2012
Ronaldv, you are so right. Madison was the premiere importer. This one may be good for the fans that do not have Event Number 8.
Ciscoking wrote on May 12, 2012
My thoughts exactly.
benny scott wrote on May 12, 2012
Agreed with all 3 of you. I have the Madison release and it's great ! Always El.
Johnny2523 wrote on May 12, 2012
not my thought!, I got the old madison version but venus sayd new source and i believe them they always release top notch stuff, And last time they where right about the new source to on the MSG 2 disc set! i'll take their words
jean michel wrote on May 12, 2012
some people do not have the old Madison release; now they are given a chance to own this concert in "Venus" quality . Why not ?
marco31768 wrote on May 12, 2012
I have old Madison release but I will get this one too 'cause Venus label is the best label in underground Elvis world!
You Dont Know Me wrote on May 13, 2012
I have seen this CD for sale and could have VERY Easily have bought a copy.... but i am refusing to do so .....until i read a review of the SOUND....and i haven't read one comment on the sound of this 'new' release -YET!~
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 14, 2012
Great News! Even if the sound isn’t that "new" source, it's a great release. This concert is how it should have been Presley career in the 70's: Out an away with the Guernico Big Band! Just 6 or 7 guys rocking, that’s more than enough to put you in heaven! “See see Rider” is so dam good that you can feel the guitars and the piano, not over taken by the Orchestra. The same to Trying to Get to You, Polk salad or Johnny B. And Help me is just so fantastic.
whetherman wrote on May 15, 2012
I so agree, Pedro. If only Elvis realised how good this concert sounded without the orchestra maybe he'd have....... oh well, let's not go there. I've got this one on order.
Thorsten_Germany wrote on May 18, 2012
The show ist special because it's just Elvis and the band. In my opinion, the show itself is the weakest of the March 74 tour that I know. The poorly designed stage seems pretty "lost" in the Astrodome. Unfortunately, the setlist is the same as always and should have been changed to other material to fit the reduced musicians and the venue. Elvis himself appears pretty uninspired. Nevertheless, the show is a must have for collectors because of its uniqueness.
Dan wrote on May 18, 2012
Just listened to it. I can't tell the difference in sound. Don't waste your money!
lacke lee wrote on May 18, 2012
got my copy of this cd today and the thing i got to say is that i just love this show and i think the sound is amazing but i don't know how the other releses have sounded like so to me this an amazing cd
NorwayElvis wrote on May 20, 2012
Sound is a little better compared to the Madison release. Stick with Madison if you have that one, not worth buying again IMO
paisley wrote on May 21, 2012
Just listened to it and the sound seems to have a lttle more punch and clarity to it. Don´t know if it is really another audio source. So if you don´t own it allready, get it!